This is a course for therapists who are trained and experienced in using EMDR Therapy but who are stymied sometimes about how to structure therapy sessions for those clients with more complex emotional conditions. Additional EMDR-related “Tools” -conceptual models and specific therapy interventions — can significantly extend the therapeutic power of EMDR to many individuals who have suffered early, complex and prolonged abuse and/or neglect. These “Tools” supplement – not replace – what has already been proven effective in the use of the EMDR Therapy in the treatment of trauma.
The goals of this workshop will be:
- Describe three methods of treating chronic shame-based depression with EMDR-related methods
- Identify three conceptually different types of damage to personality development that can occur as a result of difficult childhood experiences
- Describe several ways of identifying and then targeting idealization defenses
Jim Knipe, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist in private practice in Colorado since 1976 and has been using EMDR since 1992. He is an EMDR-HAP Trainer, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Instructor, and was designated a “Master Clinician” by EMDRIA in 2007. He was a Keynote speaker at the 2010 EMDRIA conference, 2015 EMDR Canada conference and was an invited guest speaker at the 2006 and 2007 EMDRIA Annual Conferences, the 2006, 2008 and 2012 EMDR-Europe Annual Conferences, the 2010 EMDR Asia Conference, and national EMDR conferences in Denmark, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, and Japan. He has been involved with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, serving on the Board of Directors and as Research and Training Director, and has also been involved in HAP programs in Oklahoma City, Turkey, New York (following 9/11), the Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. In addition, he is a co-author of published outcome research documenting the effects of EMDR with survivors of 9/11 and with those traumatized by the 1999 Marmara earthquake in Turkey. Dr. Knipe has contributed chapters to EMDR Casebook (2002), EMDR Solutions, Volumes I and II (2005, 2009),Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation (2007), EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations (2009), and EMDR and Dissociation (2012). His book, EMDR toolbox: Theory and treatment for complex PTSD and Dissociation, was published in August, 2014, and he is a co-author (with Dolores Mosquera) of an article in the Winter, 2015 issue of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, entitled Understanding and Treating Narcissism With EMDR Therapy.
Date/Location of Training:
September 11th and 12th, 2015